Johan J.s. Spamer
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Johan Spamer is a pioneer researcher in the domain of inclusive innovation and development, specifically within the Blue Economy (ocean economy) sectors. His paper in 2015 on the South African Blue Economy (https://www.academia.edu/12743345/Riding_the_African_Blue_Economy_Wave_A_South_African_Perspective) triggered attention across the globe, reflecting the growing interest regarding this new phenomena. Originally from South Africa, he lectured at Stellenbosch University his alma mater, after more than a decade in the private and public sector. His professional career includes managerial positions at the IFC, World Bank Group, with international development work (inclusive of Land Transformation, HIV/Aids and Gender Awareness programs) in South Africa and Zambia. He also held various management positions in the private sector related to international trade and logistics, based in South Africa and Europe. He holds a Masters in Transport Economics, an MBA (cum laude for research dissertation) and completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Development Finance in 2015. Johan joined the ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam, as a PhD Researcher with an Erasmus Mundus EUSA_ID Scholarship.